Convicted State Comptroller To Be Released From Prison
Former New York state comptroller Alan Hevesi is set to be released from prison after serving 20 months for his leading role in an influence-peddling scandal at the state's massive pension fund.
State corrections officials say Hevesi is expected to leave the Mid-State Correctional Facility in Oneida County Wednesday morning. He was granted parole in November.
As comptroller, Hevesi was sole trustee of the fund now valued at nearly $150 billion.
The 72-year-old former assemblyman and New York City comptroller was entangled in an investigation of so-called "pay-to-play" practices at the fund.
Hevesi was sentenced to from one to four years in prison after pleading guilty in 2010 to official misconduct.
Monday, August 3, 2015, Watertown, NY
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